The Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » Inactive » math-history-list

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: Brahmagupta
Replies: 4   Last Post: Dec 3, 1999 5:10 AM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
Sherman Stein

Posts: 35
Registered: 12/3/04
Re: Brahmagupta
Posted: Dec 2, 1999 1:13 PM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

Here are some references related to Indian development of the series for
C. T. Rajagopal, "A neglected chapter of Hindu mathematics" Scripta
Mathematica 15 (1949) 201-209

... and T. V. Vedamurthi, "On the Hindu proof of Gregory's series" ibid 17
(1951) 65-74

... and M. S. Rangachari, "On an untapped source of medieval Keralese
mathematics" Archive for History of Exact Sciences 18 (1977) 89-102

S. Stein, "Strength in numbers", Wiley 1996 (The final chapter presents
the Indian method for arctan x in the special case, x = 1, hence the
Leibniz-Gregory series.)

S. Stein

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© The Math Forum at NCTM 1994-2018. All Rights Reserved.